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Farella Practices Earn Top Level National 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Rankings

November 1, 2012 Accolades

San Francisco, CA – November 1, 2012: Several Farella Braun + Martel LLP practices received top honors in the 2013 U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm’s Construction and Environmental practices earned National Tier One level rankings. The rankings were determined by combining hard data with peer reviews and client assessments. 

Farella practice areas recognized by U.S. News - Best Lawyers:

National Rankings

Tier 1

        Construction Law

        Litigation - Construction

        Litigation - Environmental

Tier 2

        Appellate Practice

        Environmental Law

        Insurance Law

Tier 3

        Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

        Commercial Litigation

        Land Use & Zoning Law

        Litigation - Antitrust

        Litigation - Patent

        Litigation - Securities

        Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Metropolitan Rankings – San Francisco

Tier 1

        Appellate Practice

        Commercial Litigation

        Construction Law

        Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

        Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation

        Environmental Law

        Insurance Law

        Litigation - Construction

        Litigation - Environmental

Tier 2

        Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

        Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

        Corporate Law

        Land Use & Zoning Law

        Litigation - Antitrust

        Litigation - Patent

        Litigation - Securities

        Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

        Trusts & Estates Law

The rankings were released by U.S. News Media Group, publisher of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, publisher of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. The full list of results can be found at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. Farella Braun + Martel lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Farella Braun + Martel is a green business.  www.fbm.com

Contact:
Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
(415) 954-4433 / [email protected]

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